• Strengths Planning for Building Recovery Capital

    For decades, addiction professionals have been providing screening and assessment instruments that evaluate problem severity, complexity, and chronicity, but offer little data on the internal and external resources individuals and families can mobilize in resolving such problems (White & Cloud, 2008).


  • Social Determinants of Health and Behavioral Health Challenges

    The behavioral health field is engaged in a movement to expand the conventional medical treatment model of care that emphasizes diagnosis and subsequent treatment to the more comprehensive and inclusive model of population health. Improving “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group” (Kindig & Stoddard, 2003) is the critical focus of the population health model.


Lorie  Dwinell

More than 48 years of experience in the field of addiction and recovery. Co-Author of the revised edition (August 2010) of After the Tears: Helping Adult Children of Alcoholics Heal Their Childhood Trauma. As a former addiction specialist at both the University of Washington School of Social Work and Seattle University’s Alcohol Studies Program, she trained many of today’s esteemed leaders in the addictive disorders field. A therapist in full time private practice in Seattle from 1977 until 2014 and now residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she specializes in all aspects of addictive disorders, grief, depression, stressful life events, and transitions. Senior Clinical Advisor for Vista Taos Renewal Center, Taos, NM.

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